Ubuntu 12.10 / 13.10 / 14.04 LTS : elfutils vulnerability (USN-2188-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73802
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionFlorian Weimer discovered that the elfutils libdw library incorrectly handled malformed compressed debug sections in ELF files. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted ELF file, applications linked against libdw could be made to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libdw1 package.